Video Tour

We’ve put together a series of videos showing the Finale Inventory software in-use. These aren’t glossy marketing videos. They’re made to show you exactly how the software works.

If you’re new to Finale Inventory, start at the beginning and watch the entire series. Or, scroll the list and find the topic that suits your needs. You can also check out the Quick Start Guide for a step-by-step on getting started. Or, visit the Help Center to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Finale Inventory Basics

  1. Importing products from Excel (more info)
  2. Categories – creating & using & importing
  3. Creating locations and sublocations
  4. Bulk importing initial stock levels (more info)
  5. Advanced import initial stock levels with multi locations, serial id, or lots ids (more info)
  6. Creating new supplier or customer
  7. Importing list of suppliers or customers
  8. Creating custom fields (more info)
  9. Importing product thumbnails
  10. Custom reports (more info)
  11. Setting pricing formula for your products
  12. Setting up user permissions
  13. Printing Labels – Basic Product labels
  14. Activating and Deactivating Product IDs
  15. How to add a Document, Report, or Label to the Action Menu
  16. How to remove or unmap a Product Lookup

Purchase Orders

  1. Creating purchase orders
  2. Receiving Shipments against a purchase order
  3. Receiving partial shipments (more info)
  4. How to set mix-max reorder point formula to automate reordering (more info)
  5. Automated Email Re-Order Notifications
  6. Average costing calculations
  7. Autopopulating custom fields for purchase orders (more info)
  8. Importing order items into a purchase order
  9. Receiving Shipments by importing purchase order shipment from Excel
  10. How to create viewing presets for the purchase list screen
  11. How to add a Barcode of the Order ID to a printed purchase order
  12. How to quickly create a drop purchase order directly from a sales order

Inventory Operations

  1. Conducting stock take (more info)
  2. Conducting stock change
  3. Conducting stock transfer
  4. Creating a kits / bundles (more info)
  5. Creating assembly or manufacturing build (more info)
  6. Case packing (more info)
  7. Keeping track of serial numbers (more info)
  8. Using Finale for asset tracking (more info)
  9. Stock auditing capabilities
  10. Printing Labels – Basic Product labels

Sales Order and Fulfillment

  1. Creating a sales order (more info)
  2. Assigning different price tiers for various customer segments
  3. Autopopulating custom fields for sales orders (more info)
  4. Adding taxes, discounts, or fees to sales order or PO
  5. Creating a quote (more info)
  6. Reserving stock (more info)
  7. Invoicing (more info)
  8. Shipments (more info)
  9. Picking split shipments (more info)
  10. Boxing and packing before shipping (more info)
  11. Printing a Bill of Laden
  12. Returns (more info)
  13. Importing order items into a Sales Order
  14. Shipping Shipments by Importing a Sales Order Shipment from Excel
  15. How to create viewing presets for the sales list screen
  16. How to print Pull Sheets
  17. How to add a Barcode of the Order ID to a Printed Sales Order

Mobile Barcode Scanner Operations

  1. Mobile barcode scanning overview
  2. Barcoding – Serial Numbers Overview (more info)
  3. Barcoding – Order Picking Options Overview (more info)
  4. Barcoding – Discrete Picking (Picking a sales order one by one)
  5. Barcoding – Batch Picking – Wave Picking (more info)
  6. Barcoding – Batch Picking – Pick and Pack (more info)
  7. Barcoding – Overview – Scan packed orders Feature
  8. Barcoding – Demo – Scan packed orders – One Sublocation Warehouse
  9. Barcoding – Demo – Scan packed orders – Many Sublocation Warehouse
  10. Barcoding – Demo – Scan packed orders – Stock items with Lot IDs/Serial #s
  11. Barcoding – Receiving a shipment (more info)
  12. Barcoding – Receiving a shipment with serial numbers (more info)
  13. Barcoding – Order by the case & receive into eaches
  14. Barcoding – Print barcode labels in advance of shipment
  15. Barcoding – Transfer stock from one location to another (more info)
  16. Barcoding – Stock Take Feature – Overview
  17. Barcoding – Conduct Stock Takes – Cycle Count
  18. Barcoding – Conduct Stock Takes – Audit “Write Zeros”
  19. Barcoding – Conducting Stock Change (Adding Stock to Inventory)
  20. Barcoding – Conducting Stock Change (Removing Stock From Inventory)
  21. Barcoding – Printing barcode labels (more info)
  22. Barcoding – Connecting scanner to Finale
  23. Barcoding – Connecting an electronic scale to barcode scanner
  24. Barcoding – Learn Barcodes – Associate UPC barcode to Finale product ID
  25. Barcoding – How to turn on the Quantity Box
  26. Barcoding – Break apart case – changing Cases into Units

Other helpful barcode links / videos

Integrations Videos

  1. ShipStation integration Overview (more info)
  2. Syncing Finale-originated orders to ShipStation
  3. Creating a lookup table to map multiple marketplace skus to a single product id
  4. Updating stock levels to Amazon, eBay, and other marketplaces / shopping carts
  5. Updating stock levels to Etsy variation SKUs
  6. Advanced eCommerce: Including supplier quantities when updating stock levels to marketplaces / shopping carts
  7. Handling eCommerce sales of kits or bundles
  8. QB Desktop and Online Integration Overview (more info)
  9. Square POS Overview
  10. Automated Scheduled Email Reports
  11. Automated Scheduled Outbound FTP Data Exports and Reports